NEAL, William Henry



William Henry Neal

(W. H. Neal)
Cambridge and Napier










 
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Armstrong and Greer



Armstrong and Greer
London Portrait Rooms
Dunedin





LAWRENCE, Samuel Charles Louis





Samuel Charles Louis Lawrence
(known as Charles Lawrence)
born circa 1831-33 Middlesex, London,
the son of Samuel John Lawrence and Maria Lawrence nee Cox,
 
arrived in New Zealand before April 1866.
died 9 September 1891 Ashburton, New Zealand aged 58 years
buried Ashburton Cemetery.


married 
14 March 1863 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa,
Harriet Eleanor (or Helena) Black

born circa 1851 Capetown, South Africa,
the daughter of Henry Francis Black and Fanny Maria Black nee Torumely.
died on 15 April 1898 aged 47 years
buried Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch (see below)




Christchurch
 Oxford Terrace West, Christchurch
about 1866-1867 to about 1874-1875


  

In 1868 Charles Lawrence, photographer was located in Oxford Terrace West, next to Walton and Warner's Bonded Store. He offered carte de visite, cabinet, miniature and every description of picture taken in the most artistic style. None but approved pictures would be sent out.
Southern Provinces Almanac 1868






 





Miss Hall
Photographed by Chas. Lawrence, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand






In December 1870 William Theakstone who was in the employ of Mr Lawrence, photographer was a witness in a Magistrate's Court case involving the thief of a number of pictures.
Star, Issue 808, 28 December 1870, Page 3


CORRESPONDENCE. A letter was read from Mr C. Lawrence, photographer of Oxford terrace west, asking for leave to exhibit a case of photographs on his verandah post. The Town Clerk was instructed to inform Mr Lawrence that his request would not be granted.
Press, Volume XVIII, Issue 2438, 21 February 1871, Page 3




 
  Press, Volume XX, Issue 2891, 7 August 1872, Page 1


Press, Volume XX, Issue 2904, 22 August 1872, Page 4




Mabel Potts - 1873
Photographed by Chas. Lawrence, Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ

Potts.— June 30, at St Cuthberts, Governor's Bay, by the Most Rev the Primate, assisted by the Rev E. R. Otway. Edward R. Chudleigh, son of the Rev N. F. Chudleigh, of St Colomb Miner, Cornwall, to Mabel, eldest daughter of T. H. Potts, of Ohinitahi. 
Star, Issue 4117, 1 July 1881, Page 2



Donald H. Potts - 1873
Photographed by Chas. Lawrence, Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ

Donald Henry Potts (1851-1928)
Donald Henry Potts, the eldest son of T. H. Potts, of Ohinetahi, Governor's Bay married Annie Sophia, second daughter of C. Raine, of Christchurch at St. Luke's Church, by the Rev. E. A. Lingard, assisted by the Rev. W. C Harris
Press, Volume XXXIV, Issue 4743, 15 October 1880, Page 2

Donald Henry Potts of Katikati died 5 May 1928 aged 77 years at Auckland.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXV, Issue 19941, 9 May 1928, Page 1




Mrs Slater - September 1873
Photographed by C. Lawrence

  
 Press, Volume XXI, Issue 2613, 20 December 1873, Page 3


The Southern Provinces Almanac 1867
Photographic Artists
W. Lawrence, Oxford Terrace

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1868
C. Lawrence, Oxford Terrace

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1869
C. Lawrence, Oxford Terrace

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1870
C. Lawrence, Oxford Terrace

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1871
C. Lawrence, Oxford Terrace

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1872
C. Lawrence, Oxford Terrace

Wise's Directory for 1872-73
Lawrence, C., Oxford terrace, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1873
C. Lawrence, Oxford Terrace

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1874
C. Lawrence, Oxford Terrace

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1875
C. Lawrence, Oxford Terrace


Christchurch
High Street, Christchurch
about 1874- 1875 to about 1884














 

 Press, Volume XXII, Issue 2662, 17 February 1874, Page 1


Star, Issue 1960, 17 June 1874, Page 1
 By June 1874 the Inspector of Weights and Measures had moved into the premises in previously occupied Charles Lawrence in Oxford Terrace West.




Press, Volume XXIV, Issue 3117, 19 August 1875, Page 4




above - Mr William Cameron, Clothier (or Mr William Cameron Clothier).

Carriers' Picnic.- The City carriers held their annual picnic at Sumner, yesterday, when, favoured by delightful weather, it was a complete success. The carriers with their vehicles crowded to excess by relatives and friends, mastered in front of the Post-office at eight o'clock in the morning, and as every vehicle carried one or more flags, the assemblage presented a very striking appearance. Mr Lawrence, by previous arrangement, took a photograph when the vehicles had been ranged in proper order, and succeeded in obtaining a very good picture of the whole. Immediately on this process being concluded, a start was made for Sumner...
Star, Issue 2447, 26 January 1876, Page 2


A fire occurred in High Street, Christchurch on Saturday 19 January 1884. Lawrence was not listed among whose premises were destroyed. Damage was estimated at about £10,000. 


Wise's Directory for 1875-76
Lawrence, C., High street, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1876
C. Lawrence, High Street

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1877
C. Lawrence, High Street

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1878
C. Lawrence, High Street

Wise's Directory for 1878-79
Lawrence, C., High Street, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1879
C. Lawrence, High Street

Wise's Directory for 1880-81
Lawrence Chas., Oxford terrace, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1880
C. Lawrence, High Street

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1881
Lawrence, C., High Street. Photographs in all styles.

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1882
C. Lawrence, High Street

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1883
C. Lawrence, High Street

Wise's Directory for 1883-84
Laurence Charles, High Street, Christchurch (not Lawrence)

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1884
C. Lawrence, High street, Christchurch










The man pictured in the Charles Lawrence photograph (above) appears to be the same man standing in the Daniel Mundy photograph shown below.  Both photographs were purchased from the same seller.















January 4, 1909 at this residence, Karaka, Hurunui, Robert Adam, the dearly beloved husband of Louisa Burrell Forrester; aged sixty-seven. Flowers respectfully declined.
Star , Issue 9432, 5 January 1909, Page 3




































































































































































































































 










 
Ashburton
Opened studio in Ashburton about 1884



IN BANKRUPTCY - PETITIONS AND ADJUDICATIONS. - Lawrence, Samuel Charles, of Christchurch and Ashburton, photographer ; filed and adjudicated May 19; first meeting of creditors May 23; public examination June 5. -
Star, Issue 5006, 20 May 1884, Page 2




Star, Issue 5008, 22 May 1884, Page 2

 
Meetings of Creditors - The first meeting of the creditors of Mr C. Lawrence, of Christchurch and Ashburton, photographer, was held this morning. Four proofs of debt were represented, the total amount being £150 17s 9d. No resolution was arrived at, the feeling being that the whole affair should be left in the hands of the Official Assignee. In his examination Mr Lawrence attributed his bankruptcy partly to ill health and partly to losses resulting from the fire in High street in January last. 

Star, Issue 5009, 23 May 1884, Page 2


 


Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2820, 11 November 1892, Page 3





Ashburton Guardian, Volume XV, Issue 3381, 11 September 1894, Page 1



The pupils of Mrs Bowman Fox commence the first term on Monday next, in the rooms in Saunders' Buildings, same entrance as Mrs Lawrence's photographic studio.

Ashburton Guardian, Volume XV, Issue 3478, 5 January 1895, Page 2




















































Children:
Fanny Maria Lawrence
born April 21 1866 Christchurch, birth registered 1866/4184.
died 6 November 1886, buried Ashburton, death registered 1886/5345.
notice in the Star - 11 November 1886, died aged 19 years? in Ashburton after a painful and lingering illness of six months.

Samuel Charles Lawrence
(1928 - clerk, 23 Marlborough Street, Christchurch)
birth registered 1869/5390.
died 26 June 1928 aged 58 years
buried Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch with his mother.

Harry Louis Lawrence (not confirmed)
birth registered 1872/6320

Samuel John Bertram Lawrence
Worked as a miner and photographer in Waikaia, Southland.
born 7 August 1876, birth registered 1876/9099 as Samuel John Bertrand Lawrence
death registered 1961/34301
buried Gore Cemetery, Southland.




We have to chronicle the death this morning of Mr Charles Lawrence, photographer, of this town. Mr Lawrence had been suffering for a lengthened period from a painful internal disease that defied all medical skill - a tedious malady that terminated fatally as above stated. Mr Lawrence was a colonist of twenty-two years standing, and had been for seven years in business in Ashburton. He leaves a widow and three sons.
Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2456, 9 September 1891, Page 2




Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2456, 9 September 1891, Page 2

DEATH.
Lawrence.— On April 15, 1898, at York Street, Christchurch, Harriet, widow of the late Charles Lawrence of Ashburton. 
 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XX, Issue 4470, 16 April 1898, Page 2




Harriet Helena Lawrence died on 15 April 1898 aged 47 years and her son Charles Samuel Lawrence died on 26 June 1928 aged 58 years. A small stone inscribed "Chas Lawrence 1870-1928" marks the grave at Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch. (plot 46, block 23c - the approximate location is shown below)





1876/9099 Samuel John Bertrand Lawrence son of Harriet and Samuel Charles Lewis Lawrence (BDM)

death registered - 1891/4152 Samuel Charles Louis Lawrence aged 58 years (BDM)
death registered - 1898/2190 Harriet Helena Lawrence aged 47 years (BDM)